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Colorado Committee Passes Preemption Bill

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

On Monday, January 13 the Judiciary Committee of the Colorado Senate passed Senate Bill 25. Sponsored by Senator Jim Dyer (R-26), SB 25 assigns firearm regulation authority solely to the Legislature, making gun laws uniform across the State of Colorado. This will bring to an end the confusing system Colorado currently has in place, under which cities and counties can make their own restrictive rules.  What is common practice in one city may be illegal in another.

This is an important first step for Senate Bill 25, but the work is not over yet. It is vital that you contact your state senator and tell them to support SB 25 when it comes before the Senate. You can call them at (888) 473-8136, or enter your ZIP code in the box at the bottom of the page if you are unsure who your Senator is.

You can also help by contacting your local officials. Some cities and counties with restrictive gun laws are opposing SB 25. Contact your City Council or County Commission and let them know that the current system is unfair to hunters and anyone else who travels with a firearm. You can find their phone numbers by entering your ZIP code in the box at the bottom of the page.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.